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Director of Procurement – Western Region
Posted by Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com
A well-established fresh-cut processor is searching for a Director of Procurement to join their team. The position will work with the Sourcing Team to develop activities and manage regional and national fruit and vegetable raw product programs. These will be accomplished by executing integrated supply chain management and demand management within and across company manufacturing locations. This position will drive sustainable supply chain practices through effective supplier management and raw product procurement, focused upon reducing costs, improving quality, and delivering optimal service for customers.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Position reports to the VP of Procurement, supports development of regional and national raw product programs
Manage buyers within our western region plant locations with program roll outs and day to day procurement activities.
Develop relationships with national and regional raw product suppliers.
Manage RFP process on raw product for the best pricing, quality and service.
Monitor and report to the plants on market conditions impacting supply, cost and yields.
Train and educate plant buyers continually regarding programs, markets and all related raw product information.
Assess current yield on product by vendor by raw product by plant.
Create vender scorecard and conduct quarterly/annually business reviews with our supplier partners to review current any issues and concerns and establish expectations.
Develop strong working relations with key staff at production facility
Coordinate Logistics opportunities to insure efficiencies in transportation of product into plants
Skills and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field.
5-8 years minimum in produce procurement experience.
Previous experience in medium scale food production is preferred.
Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Experience with Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle Hyperion , Oracle PeopleSoft , SAP Office suite software, Microsoft Office Presentation software, Microsoft PowerPoint Procurement software and Purchasing Software.
Salary: DOE, Medical Benefits, 401K, relocation assistance.
Please contact Jennifer Mazza, Jennifer@producecareers.com